What to expect during pope weekend; Pope Francis’ visit to the US so far

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Guests: Katie Colaneri, Emma Green, and Kevin Hughes

The moment has finally arrived, Pope Francis will be touching down in the City of Brotherly Love tomorrow morning to kick off a weekend full of speeches, outreach, and celebration. We’ll be discussing all things logistics and what to expect this weekend with NewsWorks’ tenacious reporter KATIE COLANERI, who, over the past months, has been covering Philadelphia’s planning for the pontiff’s visit to the city. Then we’ll hear from EMMA GREEN, managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, and Villanova University Catholic theologian KEVIN HUGHES on Pope Francis’ visit to the US thus far, including the speeches he made to the United Nations this morning and to Congress yesterday. They’ll discuss how he’s been received by Catholics and non-Catholics alike, how politicians have responded, and the overall significance of his visit to Latin America and the United States. Have Francis’ messages of love and caring for the poor and marginalized resonated across our country?

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